Self-Employed Brookline, NH Resident Has Questions
When claiming the home office deduction on your taxes you can use the simple or regular method for calculating your deduction. To determine which is the best calculation, you will want to determine which of the two will offer you the larger deduction. With the simplified method, you would complete a Simplified Method Worksheet, supplied by the IRS. This will require you to indicate the square footage of your business space in the home among other factors to determine the deduction amount. The regular deduction method uses Form 8829 and factors in mortgage interest, real estate taxes, insurance, and utilities to determine the deduction amount.